Epilepsy Syndromes

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  • Mary Ann Werz, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Iowa; Co-Director Iowa Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Department of Neurology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
  • Ignacio Pita, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Department of Neurology, HIMA, San Pablo Caguas, Caguas, Puerto Rico

Drs. Mary Ann Werz and Ignacio L. Pita present Epilepsy Syndromes, a unique book with companion DVD that guides you through the difficult diagnostic challenges associated with this disorder. It is organized by epilepsy syndromes for easy reference, and the DVD shows patient videos running concurrently with their EEG tracings. It’s the perfect tool for evaluating patients with seizures.
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Audience

Neurologists and residents

 

Book information

  • Published: June 2010
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-0886-4


Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction 1

1 Epilepsy Seizures and Syndromes: Clinical Cases and Video-EEGs • Mary Ann Werz 3

2 How To Use This Book • Mary Ann Werz 5

Section II: Generalized Idiopathic Seizures 11

3 Childhood Absence Epilepsy • Rabon Allen 13

4 Juvenile Absence Epilepsy • Jeffrey L. Sponsler 17

5 Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy • Mary Ann Werz 21

Section III: Generalized Symptomatic Epilepsy 25

6 Infantile Spasms/West Syndrome • Arie Weinstock and Michelle Hartley McAndrew 27

7 Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome • Jennifer R. Avery 33

8 Myoclonic Astatic Epilepsy • Chaiyos Khongkhatithum 43

Section IV: Undetermined Epilepsy Syndromes 47

9 Neonatal Seizures • Mark Scher 49

10 Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (Acquired Epileptic Aphasia) and Continuous Spike and Waves during Slow Wave Sleep Syndrome • Ignacio L. Pita 59

Section V: Idiopathic Localization-Related Epilepsies 65

11 Benign Focal Epilepsy of Childhood with Centrotemporal Spikes • Tobias Loddenkemper 67

Section VI: Localization-Related Epilepsies 71

12 Temporal Lobe Epilepsy • Mary Ann Werz 73

13 Frontal Lobe Epilepsy • Ignacio L. Pita 91

14 Parietal Lobe Epilepsy • Ignacio L. Pita 103

15 Occipital Lobe Epilepsy • Mary Ann Werz 109

16 Gelastic Seizures • Shahram Amina 117

Section VII: Presurgical Evaluation, Surgical Procedures, and Pathology 121

17 Evaluation for Epilepsy Surgery by the Epilepsy Team • Pamela A. Lang 123

18 MRI and Epilepsy • Barbara A. Bangert 127

19 Nuclear Imaging and Epilepsy • Peter F. Faulhaber 133

20 Neuropsychology in Epilepsy • Michael R. Schoenberg 141

21 Intracarotid Sodium Amobarbital Procedure (the Wada Test) • Michael R. Schoenberg 145

22 The Electrocorticogram • Mohamad Z. Koubeissi 147

23 Functional Mapping • Tanvir U. Syed 159

24 Surgical Treatment of Medically Intractable Epilepsy • Robert J. Maciunas 161

25 Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery • Shenandoah Robinson 167

26 Surgical Pathology of Epilepsy • Mark L. Cohen 171

Section VIII: Nonepileptic Events 175

27 Psychogenic Nonepileptic Events • Ignacio L. Pita 177

28 Benign Neonatal Sleep Myoclonus and Benign Myoclonus of Early Infancy • Asim Shahid 185

29 Self-Gratification Disorder in Children • Kathy Maxwell 187

30 Reflex Infantile Syncopes (Breath Holding Spells) • Monisha Goyal 189

31 Discriminating Between Panic Disorder and Epilepsy • Philipp L. Dines 193

32 Seizure versus Syncope • Adriana C. Bermeo, Richard C. Burgess, and Stephan U. Schuele 197

33 Sleep Behaviors versus Epilepsy • Mustafa Kahriman 203

Index 211